About Highfield Qualifications
Highfield e-learning is a UK based training group focused on work-based learning and training. Back in 1982, when the company was founded, new industries (and old) were rapidly growing and regulation relating to health and safety in the UK was also expanding. Traditional education was largely focused on academic achievement and there were very few qualifications that provided benchmarks in the workplace. Standards of training varied across all industries and Highfield were one of the earliest companies to identify a market for work related training.
Highfield’s first training publication was the Food Hygiene Handbook. Food safety and public health had patchy regulation in the past but throughout the 1980s this regulation became tighter. The need for a standard approach across an industry that was extremely broad was needed and companies like Highfield were at the forefront of establishing practical work-based training that complied to the legislative requirements of the day.
Highfield Qualifications has become a leader in work-based learning in the years since it was established. Vocational education can now be found in the form of NVQs and apprenticeships but Highfield Qualifications pioneered workplace training prior to this. Since the early days, Highfield has expanded and now their courses are recognised globally for their quality, relevance and high standards. Today, of course, technology has created a simpler way for everybody to access information, training and educational resources. Highfield training lead in the area of online health and safety course and work related qualifications and established their e-learning division in 1999, again, taking the lead in this new sector. They offer an extensive range of qualifications, many of which can be taken online.
Highfield training standards have long been recognised and the UK’s qualification regulator, Ofqual regulates Highfield as do Qualifications Wales, the SQA Accreditation, The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) and the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
Highfield Qualifications and E-learning offer one of the most extensive range of work-related training curriculums and have expanded from their original focus on food safety to cover many more areas of health and safety training. Highfield e-learning courses are suitable for many employees in a range of industries and can also be valuable qualifications for the self-employed in a range of sectors.
Fire safety in the workplace is a basic need for all firms owning or operating from a physical location. Level 2 is aimed at supervisory and management level who have a responsibility for risk management or act as fire marshals.
This suitable to all employees and managers and covers basic elements of fire risk and prevention. Ensuring employees are knowledgeable on the principles of fire safety can reduce the risk of fire significantly.
Food Safety E-learning
The Fire Safety Level 1 is an introductory course for all those involved in catering work and equally suitable for home cooks who wish to develop a safe approach to preparing meals. Catering and hospitality sector employees and supervisors should all consider this course.
Catering outlets, bars, restaurants, take-aways, hotels and burger/fast-food vans will find this qualification essential for their staff. This builds on the foundation level of knowledge offered at Level 1 and ensures staff are competent and knowledgeable when it comes to the preparation, handling and serving of food.
Aimed primarily at those preparing food in an industrial setting – for example production lines – the Food Safety in Manufacturing Level 2 course is also suitable for all those involved in food preparation in a catering setting and particular where volume production is a feature of the role.
The higher Food Safety Level 3 course builds on Levels 1 & 2. Most appropriate for managers and supervisory staff who are have responsibility for catering premises of any kind. Chefs and any senior staff in catering should be equipped with this training.
The Introductory to Allergens course suitable for those in the catering, hospitality and food processing/manufacturing industries. Raises awareness of issues relating to food allergens and ensures a positive approach to dealing with customers.
Health and Safety E-learning
This Health and Safety Level 1 is suitable to all working environments and is particularly useful as an employee induction training course.
Generally applicable to most workplaces particularly those where a moderate level of risk is present in day-to-day tasks. This Health and Safety Level 2 training is essential to reduce the number and severity of accidents in workplaces where some riskier processes are involved.
This Health and Safety Level 3 course is designed to develop a wide-ranging knowledge or risks in any workplace. A detailed course this is particularly suitable for workplaces which have moderate to high risk processes as part of their everyday operations. Suitable for employees and management in this type of setting.
Whilst this is often seen as a qualification for those in the logistics, warehousing or similar sectors, all businesses may benefit from have suitably qualified staff with manual handling training. This Manual Handling course can be used as part of an induction or for ongoing training.
Aimed at all computer users, office-based workers and the service sector both public and private. This DSE training course is also a useful qualification for the self-employed and contractors who work with display screen equipment.
This COVID-19 Infection Control course is free and is suitable for a range of professions, including health and social care workers, hospitality, administrative and clerical workers, manufacturing and industry. Any operation where employees and/or the public share physical space. The course is also suitable to any individual who wishes to enhance their awareness of Covid prevention to protect themselves and those around them.
Highfield Alcohol Licensing
This Personal License Holders course is for those wishing to gain a personal licence for licensed premises. The course is suitable for those wishing to achieve a Level 2 (APLH) qualification, which is required to obtain a licence.
For those requiring a license to run licensed premises which complies with the Scottish regulations for licensed premises.
Highfield Crowd Safety
This Spectator Safety qualification is suitable for marshals and stewards at spectator events and is relevant to those working in events management, sports and entertainment venues.
The Understanding Stewards at Spectator Events is the follow-on course from the above designed at those working at any type of event at which spectators are in attendance.
Aimed at all sectors, Stress Management is a useful course to help all employees at all levels of an organisation to understand the issues around stress, how to identify it and the triggers that cause stress. How to effectively manage stress is also covered and is vital skill amongst employees and managers alike.
Other Highfield Training Courses
This basic level Awareness of Warehouse and Storage course provides an introduction to principles of those working in the manufacturing and logistics sectors. Suitable as an introductory training course and applicable to existing employees to raise awareness.
Specific qualification covering the use of auto-injectors in the event of an allergic reaction. Hospitality and catering employees may benefit from this Anaphylaxis and Auto-injectors course, whilst those working in education, health and social care may be required to undertake this training.
A starting point for those considering or embarking on a career in the care sector. This Care Certificate qualification proves that an individual has mastered the basics of the role and ensures they understand the regulatory standards.
Health, social care, teaching and ancillary workers. All employees whose work involves working with minors should consider, or may be required to hold, this Safeguarding Childrens qualification.
Equality and Diversity applies to all businesses and public bodies and is considered an essential basic training course to foster a better understanding of these issues. Equality and Diversity training can be essential for all customer facing employees in any role.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training is aimed at administrative, Clerical and Service Sectors. Any business/role where handling customer data is necessary. Knowledge of Data Protection Regulations is likely to be a requirement in most businesses and public sector roles.
Fraud can affect any business but this Introduction to the Introduction to Fraud and Fraud Prevention course is particularly suited to those working in financial and legal sectors. However, fraud is also applicable to firms that deal with the public and a working knowledge of the issues can help implement processes to reduce the risks of fraud taking place.
This Introduction to the Bribery Act 2010 course provides a working knowledge of the legislation that covers bribery in the UK. Managers and directors of companies, charities and public bodies should have a good understanding of the requirements of this legislation. In some cases, individual employees may benefit from this training depending on their role within the organisation.
Suitable for many sectors including, but not limited to, estate agency, banking and the legal sector, this Introduction to the Prevention of Money Laundering course is ideal for as part of an induction programme for new employees and also a basic module where an understanding of legislation around money laundering is required.
This Managing Conflict course is suitable for all sectors and is aimed at any level including employees, managers, supervisors and directors. The course teaches techniques to deal with conflicts in the workplace which can be destructive to business both at an employee level and with customers.